The Muscle Study Group Society (MSGS), is a consortium of scientific investigators from academic and research centers who are committed to the cooperative planning, implementation, analysis and reporting of controlled clinical trials and of other research for muscle and other neuromuscular diseases. The MSGS aims to advance knowledge about the cause(s), pathogenesis, epidemiology, and clinical manifestations of muscle disease and related neuromuscular disorders and to develop and implement strategies to examine promising therapeutic interventions.
The MSGS is committed to the principles of open and full scientific communication, peer review, full disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and democratic governance of its organization and activities. The MSGS is also interested in providing scientific and medical information to professionals and the public regarding experimental therapeutics.The MSGS began meeting in 1997 and is organized as an independent, nonprofit consortium of scientific investigators who conduct research at the institutions with which the investigators are affiliated.The MSGS strives to perform clinical trials in all of the neuromuscular diseases. Diseases studied by the MSGS have included:
The Muscle Study Group Society Executive Committee helps to lead and coordinate the group's efforts.